sraeli residents take shelter against incoming rockets after a warning siren in Nitzan. Photo by Flash90.
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Cloudy with a chance of missiles

For the past year or two, missiles have come raining down on southern Israel every few months. Somehow, as the pundits endlessly talked it out on different evening news programs, this became an acceptable situation, as unavoidable as bad weather.

Iron Dome system intercepts missiles – but not in Jerusalem ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com
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First siren

When I was growing up in California, I had a terrible fear of being caught in the shower when an earthquake hit. What would I do, stressed my pre-teen self; would I run out into the street stark naked in order to save myself?

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